Arivudai Nambi Appadurai


Designation: Director, Climate Resilience Practice

Nambi Appadurai currently serves as the Director of the Climate Resilience Practice of World Resources Institute (WRI) India. His overarching research interests intersects the areas of climate risk management, adaptation, environmental policy, institutional development and governance. Nambi has a wide range of research and project management experience at the national, sub-national and international levels. Most of his research work is focused on Community Based Adaptation to climate change in the Asian and African contexts. 

His international career includes stints with the World Bank, United Nations Environment Program, Asian Development Bank and the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). In the past, Nambi served as a member of the Official Indian delegation to UNFCCC Conference of Parties’ meetings and participated as an expert member of several scientific committees constituted by various Ministries of Government of India and state governments.

He has a doctoral degree in Public Policy from the Maxwell school of Citizenship & Public Affairs of Syracuse University, New York and two post-graduate degrees one in Development Studies from Cambridge University, U.K and the other in Public Management from University of Madras. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics. He has published widely on development and environmental issues and won several awards in the fields of social research and environment.